Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Robbie Cheadle, a wonderful poet and author of children’s books, paranormal historical, and supernatural fantasy. She is also a prolific baker of delicious cakes that she includes in her books and blog posts. I thoroughly enjoyed her poetry book, Behind Closed Doors.
Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle is a collection of various style poems such as freeform, tanka, haiku, and limerick. Robbie touches on many aspects of life evoking a myriad of emotions. She writes beautifully with strong convictions about marriage, motherhood, dreams, her struggles of working in the corporate world, living in lockdown during the pandemic, and about social issues she finds distressing. Whether her words speak of joy or anguish, they are fiercely passionate.
I personally connected to “Contrasting Colors” because of my strong marriage and relationship with my husband. Robbie creates a lovely metaphorical comparison between her and her husband, showing just how much they complement each other. I really liked the format of this poem. In “He Walks Away” her words paint the picture of her son who is no longer the little boy whose mom’s kisses cured all pain, but a young man who she will need to let go for him to find his way in the world. As an empty nester, my heart felt her bittersweet emotions.
Environmentally, I was drawn to “I saw a fish a-swimming” and “If the polar icecaps doth melt.” Robbie emphasizes the tragic effects of global warming not only on the planet, but on living creatures. She writes with concern and compassion, and some poems are written as twisted limericks bearing nothing but the truth. My stomach felt just as twisted after reading these powerful reminders. But even in trying times, Robbie includes, “Can you see the butterflies?” This poem offers delightful imagery, imploring the reader to dash outside in that very moment to embrace nature’s beauty.
I highly recommend Behind Closed Doors for fans who revel in finding themselves relating to the messages or scenarios, therefore sinking into the deeper meanings.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Robbie’s book. Simply click on “Buy on Amazon” below the image. You can also visit Robbie at her blog: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/
~Lauren Scott ❤️
119 thoughts on “Behind Closed Doors – Book Review”
Robbie is awesome 👏. I admire her poetry immensely and her cooking skills are way beyond wonderful.. cheers and kudos to her. Attagirl, Roberta.
Thanks so much for your awesome support. I completely agree with you.
HI Yassy, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I saw you had a few new poems while I was away. I’ll be over to catch up.
You are very welcome 🤗
A lovely review, Lauren. Congratulations, Robbie
Thanks for your kind words and support for Robbie, John.
Thank you, John. I am thrilled by this wonderful review.
I have always admired Robbie’s strong and loving family connections which serve as a backbone to all her writing. Wonderful review. (K)
So well said and I agree. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and support for Robbie.
Yes I can imagine. 😁
Thanks for the review! I’ve followed Robbie’s blog for a couple years now, but hadn’t noticed her latest book. I will have to check it out!
Thanks for reading and visiting, Jason. Your support for Robbie is appreciated, and I’m sure you will love her book.
HI Jason, thank you for reading and commenting on this lovely review. I am delighted that my poems resonated with Lauren.
she is wonderful and so talented!
Yes she is! Thanks for your support, Beth.
Thank you, Beth. I appreciate your lovely comment.
Hi Lauren, thank you so much for this wonderful review of Behind Closed Doors. Your comments really resonated with me and how you connected with the poems is exactly what I hoped for. Thank you so much!
You’re very welcome, Robbie! I’m so glad you’re happy with my review, and your book is well deserving. I loved it and am truly in awe of your writing ability and talent in many different genres. 💞
Thank you, Lauren. I appreciate your kind words and support. Hugs.
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Thank you to talented poet and blogger, Lauren Scott, for this wonderful review of Behind Closed Doors. For me, the strong resonation of my words and connection to my ideas with another lover of poetry is why I write and share my poems. Lauren has a lovely blog where she posts her poetry and stories of her hiking adventures with her husband. Do take a look around while you are there.
Thanks for reblogging, Robbie, and for your kind words. I’m truly glad you’re happy with my review. I loved your book and next to read will be Open a New Door. 💖
One of the hardest working and supportive writers/bloggers out there. Robbie is literally everywhere.
I agree with you, Pete. She’s amazing and I’m still trying to figure out how she does it all. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and showing your support.
Hi Pete, thank you, I do love being part of the blogging and writing community. Everyone is so helpful and kind and we all support each other. It is so refreshingly different from my day job.
A wonderful review of Robbie´s book. She is a talented writer and an overall great person.
Hi Darlene, thank you. I think the same about you. Hugs.
Thanks for your kind words, Darlene. She is an amazing writer, to say the least, and I’m happy to know her in this wonderful community.
Great review! Robbie is incredibly talented and so accomplished.
Hi Jill, thank you for your lovely comment. I appreciate it.
Thanks so much, Jill. And I agree with all you said about Robbie. xo
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Thank you, Patty. I appreciate your share.
Thanks for your support, Patty, and for sharing!
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Terrific to celebrate Robbie here! She shines in everything she creates. 🙂
Hi Annette, you are making me blush. Thank you for all your wonderful support.
Thanks for your wonderful words and visit, Annette, and for following me. 🙂 Robbie sure does shine and she is so creative. It’s stunningly amazing how she does so much and does it all so well. 🥰
I love how you wrote about the poems resonating with you, Lauren. Great review for Robbie, who is so talented and creative. I love her writing and her cooking. She is an inspiration. ❤ to you both. Xx
Hi Jane, there is nothing more wonderful than when your words resonate with a poetry lover and reader. I am so delighted by Lauren’s review. Thank you for your lovely comment.
Thanks for your lovely words, Jane. I love reading a book of poetry and having poems stand out that resonate so well. There were even more poems that I connected with, but I thought it best to keep the review to under one page. 🙂 She is truly an inspiration with her writing of many genres, along with her cooking and baking. I read a recent interview of hers and my head is still spinning from all that she does. Her days must have more hours in them than ours do. 🙂 Hugs! xoxo
I read that interview, Lauren and marvelled at how much Robbie packs into her days. ❤
What a wonderful review, my dear Lauren! 🙏🌷
Thank you, Marina. I am delighted by Lauren’s review.
I really enjoyed reading it, Robbie! 🙏🌷
Thanks so much, Marina. Robbie is an amazing writer. Hugs, my friend. xoxox
She is indeed and I really enjoyed your beautiful dialogue. More hugs back! 🤗😘🤗
I really enjoyed your review Lauren and it’s nice to discover other voices too!
I’ll check Robbie’s blog and book
Thanks a lot and have a beautiful day.
Thank you for your lovely comment and interest in my poetry and book.
Hi Marie, I’m glad you enjoyed my review and are going to pay Robbie’s blog and her book a visit. 🙂 I know you’ll love them both. Thanks so much for your support. xo
I know Robbie quite well: She is awesome as an author and encourager of other authors. I have read several of her books including Behind Closed Doors, which I’ve also reviewed. She is prolific is an author, keeps up more than one website, bakes fanciful figures–and has a day job. I don’t know how she does it all.
Thanks for featuring this fine author today, Lauren! 😀
Hi Marian, it is lovely to see you here. Thank you for you wonderful comment and support. I don’t watch any TV which helps give me more time and I get up at 5.30am every day.
Hi Marian, thanks for your lovely words. I appreciate you visiting to support Robbie. And I don’t know how she does it all either, and so well! 🥰
This is a lovely review of Robbie’s new book. I enjoy Robbie’s poetry and have her poetry book Open A New Door.
Congratulations to Robbie and thank you for introducing her new release.
All the best.
Thanks for your kind words about my review, and for your support to Robbie. I plan to read Open A New Door next. She is an amazing writer, to say the least. 🙂 💗
Hi Lauren, I am simply thrilled by your wonderful review. If you do read Open A New Door I hope you enjoy it just as much.
I have no doubt that I will, Robbie. 🙂
Hi Pat, thank you for your support of my poetry and your lovely comment. I am delighted by this review.
Congratulations to Robbie on the wonderful review! Sharing to broaden the reach!!
Hi Liz, thank you so much for your lovely comment and for your share.
You’re most welcome, Robbie!
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Liz, and for sharing. I appreciate you stopping by to support Robbie. 💞
You’re welcome, my pleasure!
A lovely review for a great writer, who is truly in touch with her feelings and that makes her very easy to connect with. Thanks, Lauren, and congratulations to Robbie.
Hi Olga, that really is a lovely thing to say and I appreciate it very much. Thanks for visiting me here.
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Olga, and for stopping by to support Robbie. She is an amazing writer. 🌷
Great review of the depth in this complicated writer. I really enjoyed it.
Hi Jacqui, thank you for your comment. Complicated is spot on and I do find writing poetry such a wonderful release from emotions and anxiety.
It does seem a natural extension to your intriguing mix of financial acumen and fiction writing!
Thanks so much, Jacqui. I am in awe of not only Robbie’s writing talent, but her ability to juggle so much. 🙂
What a fabulous review for Robbie’s book, Lauren! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. And a huge congrats to Robbie!!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Jan, and for stopping by to support Robbie! 💞
Hi Jan, thank you for reading and commenting, I am delighted by Lauren’s review.
I loved this book, Lauren. Robbie writes some wonderful poetry, and I liked to how deeply personal this one felt. Wonderful review, and many congrats to Robbie!
Thanks for your wonderful words, Diana. I’m glad you enjoyed my review, so you know exactly what I’m talking about. 🙂
Robbie’s book is well deserving. 💗
Hi Diana, thank you for your lovely comment and for your support of my poetry and book. Poetry always feels personal to me, even it it is about something of beauty I see and not an emotion.
The poetry that evokes an emotion is always the most impactful for me, but I love all your poems.
what a wonderful review. it seems as if Robbie was able to turn her life’s experiences and relationships into some memorable prose…
Thanks for your kind words, Jim, and Robbie did exactly that in her book. I hope you’ll read it. She’s a very talented author.
I am a loyal reder of Robbies blogs, and I am always impressed with her work ethic and skill…
Hi Jim, that is what I do. I use poetry as a medium to express thoughts and emotions as a release valve. It keeps me semi-sane [smile].
it’s a win-win for you and your readers!
Sounds like an interesting book. I don’t normally read collections of poetry, but I do think that I should start with this one.
Thanks for your support and visit, Astrid. I’m sure you’ll enjoy Robbie’s book if you give it a try.
Hi Astrid, I’m glad this review piqued your interest in my poetry.
What a lovely review! Congrats, Robbie!
Thanks for your kind words and support for Robbie!
Thank you, Stevie, this is a wonderful review.
Congratulations, Robbie on the fantastic review. I’ve always enjoyed your poetry. Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your thoughts and supporting Robbie. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, Mark, and for your lovely comment and support for Robbie. Have a good weekend, too!
HI Mark, thank you, I’m delighted to know that. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
A wonderful review of Robbie’s work! She’s such a versatile writer. Congrats, Robbie!
Thanks for your kind comment, Teri, and Robbie sure is a versatile writer!
Hi Teri, thank you for you kind words.
Thanks for your mindful review, Lauren. Robbie has converted me to someone who enjoys poetry.
By the way, I’m using a set of “3 random reader things” from you for the next chapter of the Armadillo Files. Hugs on the wing.
Thanks for your kind words and support for Robbie. I understand how her poetry can convert you. You and Diana did the same for me regarding the fantasy genre. 🙂 And thank you for using my “3 random things.” I’m excited to read! Hugs to you and Happy weekend ahead! 🥰
HI Teagan, I am delighted to know that. You have converted me into someone who reads fantasy. Isn’t it wonderful!
Thank you, Maria
Lauren, a wonderful and touching review of Robbie’s poetic collection! She seems to have innate ability to thoroughly absorb all of life around her, see its profound nature and then share through various poetic formats. Your descriptions of some of her work here is beautiful and enticing! I feel like rushing out to catch the magic of butterflies … if it wasn’t for the rain and cold! Congratulations to Robbie on this superlative review and one I am sure will have her spirit dancing with joy!😀
Thanks, Annika, for your wonderful comment. You described Robbie’s writing to a tee. I smiled when reading about you wanting to rush out to catch the magic of butterflies if it wasn’t for the rain! Too funny. Please send us some rain; we’re heading into our 3rd year of severe drought. Anyway, thank you for stopping by and reading my review. I appreciate it and hope you’re doing well! xo
Poor you and three years of drought! I can’t imagine that and so wish I could send you some of our rain. Our garden currently resembles a bog in parts and the downpour hasn’t stopped in 48 hours – but perfect excuse to enjoy my snug studio! Thank you, I am very well so far and beavering away!
Enjoy the coziness and beavering away. That made me smile. 🙂 It’s funny how the rain comes down in droves for some and doesn’t visit at all for others. One day at a time and continued hope. xo
Hi Lauren, three years of drought is awful. We get droughts here to, but the last two years have been the opposite with flooding from the wild and violent rainstorms.
Hi Annika, I really appreciated Lauren’s thoughtful review. It is so special when someone connects to and understands your poetry. Thank you for your lovely comment, you have a wonderful way with words.
I really like the way you quoted your favorite poems and their connection to things in your personal life, Lauren. Congratulations, Robbie!
Thanks for stopping by to read my review, Mark. I’m glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for supporting Robbie.
Thank you, Mark. Lauren has written an amazing review and I am delighted.
This book review is brilliant. Thank you 😊🌍
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!
You are welcome 😊